The University of Louisville started it’s 2010 Big East title defense in convincing fashion with a 13-1 blowout victory over Bowling Green State. Senior first baseman Andrew Clark and redshirt sophomore outfielder Stewart Ijames each drove in three runs, and Ijames and senior second baseman Adam Duvall each had three hits. Leadoff man and junior outfielder Josh Richmond scored for runs for the Cards.
Junior right-handed pitcher Thomas Royse earned his first victory of the season after allowing two hits and one unearned run in five innings. Royse struck out five batters. Redshirt freshman pitcher Justin Amlung closed out the game with two scoreless innings in his Cards debut. As a staff, the Cards struck out nine batters without walking any. (Box Score)
BluGrass Baseball POG: Stewart Ijames — Ijames was an all-Big East performer as a freshman, but missed all of 2009 with a shoulder injury. The outfielder picked up where he left off before injury in his redshirt sophomore campaign with three hits and three RBI in the season opener.